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Fire department called to 13th Street S. apartment
St. Croix unemployment up slightly over May, but still 2nd lowest in state
Newest reciprocity pact sent over the border; child resettlements raise GOP ire; 10 more state stories
Legislators: Gov. Dayton should accept new tax reciprocity offer
Latest poll shows Gov's race is 'dead heat'; High court will decide cellphone tracking case; more state news
crime and courts
Pumped-up competitors, team spirit mark Tough Mudder in St. Joseph
Hudson High School graduate sails across the Atlantic
Tough Mudder official: traffic, weather contingencies covered
Sports Roundup Video: Amateur baseball, Fall sports preview, memories of training camp
Swinging for the fences: Father, son want to share love of baseball
Mayo Clinic chaplain begins a new calling at First Baptist
St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra performs tonight at Lakefront Park band shell
Heroin crisis update is tonight at First Presbyterian Church
Faith Community Church is expanding again
Life-changing sickness affects Hudson resident, but doesn’t stop him from staying positive
arts and entertainment
Patrick J. Huppert, 60
Carol M. Lindquist, 68
William L. Stoetzel, 70
Deborah J. Dettman, 62
Joseph A. Briske, 45
SUMMONS: US Bank v. Jeremy R. Olson; Case No. 14-CV-291
ST. CROIX COUNTY: 7/24/14 Hearing - Hokkanen Permit
ST. CROIX COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Proposals - Chloride Material
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 8/6/14, Case No. 14-CV-309, Devon Perry-Woodard
CITY OF HUDSON: 5/5/14 Council Meeting Minutes
Get Me the Manager: Ghosts of cancer past continue to haunt - bittersweetly
Our View: School plan will have to be fast-tracked to meet fall referendum goal
Our View: Support Booster Days and area youth
March 29, 2013
Friends hold book sale
Friends of the Hudson Library is holding a book sale in the lobby at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St., April 2-6. Sales times are regular...
March 29, 2013 - 12:52pm
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 22, 2013
Local glassblowers have permanent fixture at MOWA
Douglas and Renée Sigwarth of Troy Township, were awarded the unique distinction of creating a permanent blown glass installation for the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend. The installation consists of 180 blown glass spheres arranged into three 18-foot structures suspended...
March 22, 2013 - 3:14pm
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Lily Reich. One of our texts was a book called "Men Who Made Wisconsin" or something like that. The book contained brief profiles of...
columns / life
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
'O'Conner Girls' starts April 5 at Phipps
"The O'Conner Girls," a heartwarming and amusing play by Katie Forgette, will be performed April 5 - 21 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The...
March 22, 2013 - 9:12am
Oratorio Society at Bethel Highlands March 24
The Phipps Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra will perform Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, Cantata 56 by J. S. Bach, and "Gloria"...
March 22, 2013 - 9:10am
March 14, 2013
Award-winning author to speak at Hudson March 19
The Hudson Women's Club will meet in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 1 p.m. The program will...
March 14, 2013 - 3:54pm
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career." Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed...
columns / life
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 13, 2013
Concert features premiere of commissioned piece
UW-River Falls will host Composer Fang Man for a three-day residency on March 19-21. The residency will conclude with a concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
March 13, 2013 - 3:31pm
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 7, 2013
Phipps dance showcase starts March 15
The Phipps Dance Company is preparing for their eighth annual performances on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m....
March 7, 2013 - 3:30pm
March 3, 2013
Hudson High School choral director says music is chosen for quality
Andy Haase has been the director of Choral Activities at Hudson High School since 2001. He says that throughout his years teaching in Hudson...
news / education
March 3, 2013 - 11:06am
March 1, 2013
Photography club meets March 6 in Hudson
The Western Wisconsin Photography Club will meet on Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. As a follow up to a special meeting on judging photographs, attendees will break into small groups to discuss a set of supplied images. The focus of...
March 1, 2013 - 10:49am
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," are looking for new reading material, I'm happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about that fabled place. My interest lies in artistic recreations of a time long past, creations like Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," Arthur Miller's...
columns / life
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm